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20.024 (BF423)

Large Beech Argent   

Argyresthia semitestacella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

May be tapped from beech trees.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-June in a shoot.  Adults August-October.

Larval foodplants



The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at The Forest, Wigtownshire during August 2006, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Castle Loch NR, Lochmaben, on 31st August 2012.

14 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2013

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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